Freshwater Fish Species in Za´re (Congo) River [Central Africa]

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Fish Species in Za´re

One of the largest rivers in the world; formed by the confluence of Luapula and Lualaba rivers; empties into the Atlantic Ocean (Ref. 6318).


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=149]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Aethiomastacembelus congicus Mastacembelidae benthopelagic 36 TL 3.8 native
Aethiomastacembelus robertsi Mastacembelidae benthopelagic 36 TL 3.8 native
Aethiomastacembelus traversi Mastacembelidae benthopelagic 35 TL 3.8 endemic
Alestes lateralis Alestiidae pelagic 18 TL 3.2 native
Alestes macrophthalmus Alestiidae pelagic 74 TL 3.0 native
Amphilius cryptobullatus Amphiliidae demersal 17 TL 3.0 native
Amphilius platychir Amphiliidae demersal 21 TL 3.3 native
Amphilius zairensis Amphiliidae demersal 12 TL 3.2 native
Aplocheilichthys loati Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.3 native
Aplocheilichthys spilauchen Poeciliidae benthopelagic 7 TL 2.9 native
Auchenoglanis occidentalis Bagridae demersal 86 TL 2.9 native
Barbus afrovernayi Cyprinidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.5 native
Barbus bifrenatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9 TL 2.5 native
Barbus brazzai Cyprinidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Barbus caudovittatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 80 TL 3.2 native
Barbus fasciolatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Barbus haasianus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Barbus habereri Cyprinidae benthopelagic 17 TL 3.2 native
Barbus holotaenia Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.2 native
Barbus hulstaerti Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4 TL 2.9 native
Barbus lineomaculatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Barbus pleuropholis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Barbus tangandensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 native
Brienomyrus kingsleyae kingsleyae Mormyridae benthopelagic 17 TL 3.1 native
Brycinus imberi Alestiidae demersal 20 TL 3.3 native
Brycinus kingsleyae Alestiidae pelagic 21 TL 3.0 native
Brycinus macrolepidotus Alestiidae pelagic 65 TL 2.3 native
Brycinus opisthotaenia Alestiidae pelagic 16 TL 3.2 native
Caecomastacembelus batesii Mastacembelidae demersal 34 TL 3.8 native
Caecomastacembelus brevicauda Mastacembelidae demersal 20 TL 3.9 native
Caecomastacembelus cryptacanthus Mastacembelidae demersal 23 TL 3.3 native
Caecomastacembelus flavomarginatus Mastacembelidae demersal 31 TL 3.8 native
Caecomastacembelus goro Mastacembelidae demersal 37 TL 3.8 native
Caecomastacembelus marmoratus Mastacembelidae demersal 23 TL 3.3 native
Caecomastacembelus niger Mastacembelidae demersal 29 TL 3.3 native
Campylomormyrus tamandua Mormyridae demersal 53 TL 3.2 native
Chiloglanis batesii Mochokidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Chiloglanis congicus Mochokidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.2 native
Clarias albopunctatus Clariidae demersal 20 TL 3.2 native
Clarias buthupogon Clariidae demersal 110 TL 3.3 native
Clarias camerunensis Clariidae demersal 47 TL 3.5 native
Clarias pachynema Clariidae demersal 36 TL 3.2 native
Clarias theodorae Clariidae demersal 35 TL 4.4 native
Ctenopoma kingsleyae Anabantidae demersal 25 TL 3.0 native
Cynothrissa ansorgii Clupeidae pelagic 16 TL 3.0 native
Distichodus altus Citharinidae pelagic 15 TL 3.7 native
Distichodus notospilus Citharinidae pelagic 20 TL 4.7 native
Epiplatys singa Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.1 native
Epiplatys spilargyreius Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.1 native
Euchilichthys dybowskii Mochokidae demersal 12 TL 2.9 native
Gnathonemus petersii Mormyridae demersal 43 TL 3.1 native
Hemichromis fasciatus Cichlidae benthopelagic 25 TL 3.5 native
Hepsetus odoe Hepsetidae demersal 70 TL 4.5 native
Heterobranchus boulengeri Clariidae demersal 64 TL 3.2 native
Heterobranchus longifilis Clariidae demersal 183 TL 3.7 native
Heterotis niloticus Osteoglossidae demersal 120 TL 3.0 introduced
Hippopotamyrus psittacus Mormyridae demersal 30 TL 3.1 native
Hydrocynus forskalii Alestiidae pelagic 96 TL 4.0 native
Hydrocynus vittatus Alestiidae demersal 117 TL 4.5 native
Hylopanchax stictopleuron Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.1 native
Ichthyborus besse congolensis Citharinidae pelagic 20 TL 3.6 native
Kribia kribensis Eleotridae demersal 6 TL 3.3 native
Kribia nana Eleotridae demersal 5 TL 3.3 native
Labeo alticentralis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.0 native
Labeo coubie Cyprinidae benthopelagic 92 TL 2.0 native
Labeo cyclopinnis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 14 TL 2.9 native
Labeo cyclorhynchus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.0 native
Labeo dhonti Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.0 native
Labeo falcipinnis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 47 TL 2.4 native
Labeo greenii Cyprinidae benthopelagic 27 TL 3.0 native
Labeo kirkii Cyprinidae benthopelagic 24 TL 3.0 native
Labeo lukulae Cyprinidae benthopelagic 31 TL 2.7 native
Labeo luluae Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Labeo macrostoma Cyprinidae benthopelagic 73 TL 2.5 native
Labeo nigricans Cyprinidae benthopelagic 6 TL 2.9 native
Labeo parvus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 47 TL 2.4 native
Labeo polli Cyprinidae benthopelagic 23 TL 3.0 native
Labeo quadribarbis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.0 native
Labeo rectipinnis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.0 native
Labeo reidi Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7 TL 2.9 native
Labeo sorex Cyprinidae benthopelagic 43 TL 2.4 native
Laeviscutella dekimpei Clupeidae pelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Lates niloticus Centropomidae demersal 193 TL 3.8 native
Leptocypris lujae Cyprinidae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.0 native
Malapterurus electricus Malapteruridae benthopelagic 149 TL 4.5 native
Marcusenius dundoensis Mormyridae demersal 16 TL 3.1 native
Marcusenius fuscus Mormyridae demersal 25 TL 3.2 native
Marcusenius ghesquierei Mormyridae demersal 14 TL 3.2 native
Marcusenius kutuensis Mormyridae demersal 24 TL 3.2 native
Marcusenius macrolepidotus Mormyridae demersal 32 TL 3.2 native
Marcusenius schilthuisiae Mormyridae demersal 19 TL 3.2 native
Micralestes acutidens Alestiidae pelagic 11 TL 2.9 native
Micralestes humilis Alestiidae pelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Microctenopoma congicum Anabantidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.3 native
Microctenopoma lineatum Anabantidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.2 native
Microctenopoma milleri Anabantidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.2 native
Microctenopoma nanum Anabantidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.3 native
Microctenopoma nigricans Anabantidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.3 native
Microctenopoma uelense Anabantidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.2 native
Microthrissa congica Clupeidae pelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Microthrissa royauxi Clupeidae pelagic 10 TL 3.2 native
Microthrissa whiteheadi Clupeidae pelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Mormyrops anguilloides Mormyridae demersal 150 TL 4.0 native
Mormyrops attenuatus Mormyridae demersal 22 TL 3.2 native
Mormyrops engystoma Mormyridae demersal 15 TL 3.2 native
Mormyrus longirostris Mormyridae demersal 92 TL 3.3 native
Mormyrus rume rume Mormyridae demersal 107 TL 2.5 native
Nannaethiops unitaeniatus Citharinidae pelagic 7 TL 3.1 native
Nannocharax macropterus Citharinidae pelagic 8 TL 3.5 native
Nannothrissa stewarti Clupeidae pelagic 3 TL 3.0 native
Neolebias ansorgii Citharinidae pelagic 4 TL 3.3 native
Odaxothrissa losera Clupeidae pelagic 16 TL 3.4 native
Opsaridium ubangiensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.0 native
Opsaridium zambezense Cyprinidae benthopelagic 19 TL 3.4 native
Orthochromis kalungwishiensis Cichlidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.2 native
Pantodon buchholzi Pantodontidae pelagic 10 TL 3.6 native
Parachanna obscura Channidae demersal 42 TL 3.4 native
Parailia congica Schilbeidae demersal 10 TL 3.2 native
Parakneria vilhenae Kneriidae benthopelagic 7 TL 2.4 native
Pellonula leonensis Clupeidae pelagic 10 TL 3.5 native
Petrocephalus catostoma catostoma Mormyridae demersal 17 TL 3.4 native
Petrocephalus christyi Mormyridae demersal 8 TL 3.1 native
Petrocephalus microphthalmus Mormyridae demersal 6 TL 3.1 native
Petrocephalus sauvagii Mormyridae demersal 18 TL 3.1 native
Phractolaemus ansorgii Phractolaemidae benthopelagic 19 TL 0.0 native
Pollimyrus adspersus Mormyridae demersal 11 TL 3.2 native
Pollimyrus tumifrons Mormyridae demersal 12 TL 3.0 native
Polypterus bichir katangae Polypteridae demersal 46 TL 3.5 endemic
Polypterus delhezi Polypteridae demersal 35 TL 3.4 native
Polypterus endlicheri congicus Polypteridae demersal 75 TL 4.5 native
Polypterus ornatipinnis Polypteridae demersal 60 TL 3.5 native
Polypterus palmas polli Polypteridae demersal 40 TL 3.4 native
Polypterus retropinnis Polypteridae demersal 33 TL 3.4 native
Polypterus senegalus senegalus Polypteridae demersal 51 TL 3.5 native
Potamothrissa acutirostris Clupeidae pelagic 9 TL 3.0 native
Potamothrissa obtusirostris Clupeidae pelagic 8 TL 3.2 native
Potamothrissa whiteheadi Clupeidae pelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Protopterus aethiopicus congicus Protopteridae demersal 100 TL 3.4 native
Protopterus annectens brieni Protopteridae demersal 90 TL 3.8 native
Protopterus dolloi Protopteridae demersal 130 TL 3.5 native
Pterochromis congicus Cichlidae demersal 19 TL 3.4 native
Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus Cichlidae demersal 41 TL 2.1 native
Schilbe marmoratus Schilbeidae demersal 27 TL 3.4 native
Synodontis acanthomias Mochokidae benthopelagic 59 TL 2.9 native
Synodontis nigromaculatus Mochokidae benthopelagic 39 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis ornatipinnis Mochokidae benthopelagic 40 TL 3.0 native
Tilapia rendalli Cichlidae benthopelagic 45 TL 2.2 native
Tylochromis lateralis Cichlidae benthopelagic 26 TL 3.0 native
Xenomystus nigri Notopteridae demersal 20 TL 3.3 native
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